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FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201204-04 / FreeType
Release Date April 17, 2012
Latest Revision April 17, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/freetype < 2.4.9 >= 2.4.9 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #407257


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FreeType, allowing remote attackers to possibly execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in FreeType. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted font, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.4.9"

4.  References


Page updated April 17, 2012

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